Interpretive Guide Course Registration

CIG Yosemite Valley Lodge CA April 2024

Course Dates: April 22-25, 2024
Yosemite Valley Lodge, Garden Terrace Conference Room
9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Instructors: Cory Goehring and Ashley McComb

About this Course

Yosemite Conservancy, the park's philanthropic partner for more than 100 years, is excited to partner with the National Association of Interpretation to offer this course to park employees and the greater Yosemite community!
The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about how to develop and lead interpretive programs. This course will introduce you to the history, definitions, and principles of interpretation. During the course, you will develop a program outline and deliver a 10-minute thematic presentation, all with the support of your instructor(s) and fellow participants. You will learn how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic, and leave ready to facilitate meaningful experiences that inspire engagement with the world around us.

Course Options

There are two options for this course.
Option one: take the course without obtaining the CIG certificate.
Option two: take the course and add the certificate as a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG). You will pay an additional fee for the certificate. The CIG comes with a complimentary one year membership. If you are already a member of NAI we will add your complimentary membership onto the end of your current membership.

Registration Rate

$235; the certificate is an additional $165

Lodging Options

Shared tent camping in Yosemite Valley OR upgrade to Yosemite Valley Lodge (for an additional fee). Please email to be added to the shared campsite list or for a Group Code to make your own reservation at Yosemite Valley Lodge. Reservations for Yosemite Valley Lodge are made separately using our Group Code.
Camping dates: Camping is limited to the first 12 participants. Participants can arrive on April 21 after 12pm and depart April 27 by 11am. There are two shared campsites among all the participants. We guarantee tent camping only. If you choose to bring a recreational vehicle, we cannot guarantee you will have a parking spot. Please be prepared to tent camp. A picnic table, bear locker and firepit are provided at each site. Campsites fit 6 people per site.
Campground Location: Upper Pines in Yosemite Valley
Lodging: Upgrade to Yosemite Valley Lodge for an additional fee. Lodging dates match camping dates. Lodging blocks expire 30 days prior to the program. Details on using our Group Code will be emailed to you by contacting

Contact Information

For more information about the course, please contact Cory Goehring at or call (209) 379-2647.

Special Terms and Cancellations

Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment. In the event that this course is canceled, NAI will contact you and you will receive a full refund.
Cancellations cannot be made by phone and must be emailed to Cancellations requested before April 15, 2024: will be subject to a $60 cancellation fee (unless the fees paid are less than $60); after this date no refunds will be issued.

4/22/2024 - 4/25/2024
Yosemite Valley Lodge, Garden Terrace Conference R 9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 UNITED STATES
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Certificate Fee

Select this option to add an application for a CIG certificate. A one-year complimentary membership is included.
Certificate Fee

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If you need to pay with two cards, please register for the base registration and pay with the first card. Once you have completed the payment, come back to this registration page and add the certification fee. When you proceed to the payment page again, you will be asked to enter new payment information.

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